Glass International Issue
November 2015

November 2015

Welcome to the November 2015 issue of Glass International. We believe some of the glass industry's brightest and most inventive minds have been interviewed in this issue.

O-I Europe Managing Director, Vitaliano Torno, discusses the company's most recent activity, including the acquisition of Vitro and the latest technology in the Black Glass sector.

Verallia CEO Jean-Pierre Floris talks about the recent acquisition of the company by Apollo Global Management fund and Bpifrance and how Verallia plans to make acquisitions in the future.

Michele Gusti, President of Italian trade association GIMAV explains why the country's hollow glass industry has a bright future, while Fives Executive Vice President for Glass, Thierry Valot, highlights the company's work in the industry.

Recent recipient of the Phoenix Award, Surasak Decharin, tells of his honour at being named the winner while ahead of the Glassman Asia show in 2017, we focus on the Indonesian hollow glass industry.

All this plus a wealth of technical papers from the likes of Bucher Emhart Glass, Siemens, EW Bowman and AGC Glass Europe.

Front cover image from Zippe


O-I Interview
Black magic - Vitaliano Torro, Owens-Illinois

Verallia interview
A new era for Verallia - Jean Pierre Floris

Country Focus
Indonesia's container glass industry enjoys growth - Seema Gahlaut

Italian review
GIMAV President: Bright future for the Italian industry - Michele Gusti
Vitrum highlights the best of the global flat glass industry

Phoenix Award
Surasak Decharin: 'A true glass man' - Bangkok Glass

History - John Parker

Company profile
Fives: A global company based in the heart of Paris - Theirry Valot, Fives Stein

Reducing energy consumption using sidewall oven moulds - Samuel Leaper, E.W. Bowman

Technical Topics - John Henderson

Technical papers
Can you afford not to use original parts? - Garij Gohrich, Bucher Emhart Glass
Pilkington benefits from integrated control system - Siemens
A laser cladding for moulds - Michel Rege, Chpolansky
Cord removal stirrer systems - Ricardo Barreto, Vidromecanica
Preheated oxygen and natural gas in flat glass furnace - Antonella Contino, Fabrice Fasilow, AGC Glass Europe
IHS Soda Ash conference review -
SGT/CelSian: CelSian training day comes to the UK